José R. Verdú

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Dr. Verdú at his laboratory at the
University of Alicante.


José R. Verdú is an Associate Lecturer (Animal Biology) at the University of Alicante (Spain). He is a specialist in the larval morphology of scarab beetles (emphasizing their usefulness in taxonomy and phylogeny), biology, ecology, and biogeography (emphasizing distribution and endemicity  in the Iberian Peninsula). His research interest are in the biological and ecological process (adaptation phenomena) of dung beetles in arid and semiarid environments, the ecological measures of biodiversity, and studies of the threatened arthropods in Spain (Inventory of species included in "Habitat Directive" from Spain, the National Catalogue of Threatened Species, etc.).

Dpto. Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales
Universidad de Alicante

TEL: (int. + 34) 965903400 (ext. 2744)
FAX: (int. + 34) 965903815


VERDÚ, J.R. & E. GALANTE. 1997. New Trichillum Harold (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae) from Uruguay. The Coleopterists Bulletin 51(1): 93-98.

VERDÚ, J.R., E. MICÓ and E. GALANTE. 1998. Una nueva Amaladera Reitter, 1896 de la Península Ibérica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Melolonthidae: Sericinae). Elytron 11:115-120.

VERDÚ, J.R. & E. GALANTE. 1995. Life History and Description of the Larval Stage of Aphodius lusitanicus ERICHSON, 1848 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiidae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 38: 205-212.

VERDÚ, J.R. & E. GALANTE. 1997. Biology of Aphodius hyxos Petrovitz (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae) and Description of the Third Larval Stage. The Canadian Entomologist 129 (4): 657-665.

VERDÚ, J.R. & E. GALANTE. 1997. Aphodius brasiliensis Castelnau (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae). Larval morphology and notes on biology. The Coleopterists Bulletin 51: 378-383.

VERDÚ, J.R., E. GALANTE & J.P. LUMARET. 1998. Description de la larve de Bolbelasmus bocchus (Erichson) et position systématique du genre (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae: Bolboceratinae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) 34: 245-251.

VERDÚ, J.R. & E. GALANTE. 1999. Larvae of Ataenius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae): Generic characteristics and species descriptions. European Journal of Entomology 96: 57-68.

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